if other files are downloading fine then its gamespot
I was downloading a demo of SETTLERS IV from Gamespot a few weeks ago and it took about an hour to download the 1.4 gig file--but I was typing on the computer just as it was finishing and ... yes, long-time downloaders know or can guess ... I pressed the space just as download window popped up as it was going from the internet temporary file to the target directory and inadvertantly cancelled it. I was royally ticked off.
But wait, there's more.
After trying in vain to find the file in the temporary files, I go back to Gamespot to download the file again, resigned to waiting another hour--when I see the download rate is one TENTH of the rate it was before from 300k to about 30k per second and it would take TEN hours to download! Now other files downloaded at the higher rate but that file was gonna take ten hours.
Has it happened to someone else downloaded a large (say over a gig) file?
-- Ken from Chicago